Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall, All Flights Cancelled at New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport

Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall, All Flights Cancelled at New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport

The National Hurricane Center said that Barry made landfall in Louisiana near Intercoastal City as a hurricane and weakened to a tropical storm with 70 mph (113 km/h) sustained winds.
Barry is the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
A westward shift in its direction may spare New Orleans from the devastation and flooding that forecasters feared earlier in the week. Forecasters are predicting as much as 25” …

‘Life-Threatening’ Tropical Storm Moves Towards New Orleans

‘Life-Threatening’ Tropical Storm Moves Towards New Orleans

Three states are bracing for Tropical Storm Barry, currently forming in the Gulf. The storm is expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane by Saturday.
Hurricane watches are in effect for parts of coastal Louisiana, as the storm builds strength.  It is expected to make landfall on Saturday.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for a wide area from Gulfport, Mississippi, to New Orleans and west of Baton Rouge …

‘Not the Usual Flooding’ Hits Washington, D.C., Delaying Flights and Trains

‘Not the Usual Flooding’ Hits Washington, D.C., Delaying Flights and Trains

An unusually heavy morning rain storm caused significant flooding in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia on Monday.
“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” the National Weather Service said.
“This is not the ‘usual’ flooding,” the agency added.
The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency …

Severe Weather from Texas to New England Causes Over 5,000 Delays and Cancellations

Severe Weather from Texas to New England Causes Over 5,000 Delays and Cancellations

Severe weather with damaging hail, severe winds, and isolated tornados struck a wide swath of the country on Sunday, causing dangerous travel conditions and hundreds of flight delays.
Airports from Phoenix to Dallas to Chicago to New York City reported an unusually high number of delays throughout the day.
As of 7:30 p.m. EDT, airports in the United States had reported 4,944 flight delays and 540 cancellations.
American Airlines led the list with …

‘Violent’ Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten 2 Million People in Oklahoma and Texas

‘Violent’ Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten 2 Million People in Oklahoma and Texas

Over two million people are in the path of a series of storms that are bringing heavy rain and “violent” tornados to Texas and Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center issued a “high risk” warning for northwestern Texas into western and central Oklahoma.    The high-risk threat level 5 out of 5 is rarely invoked.
“This event should result in a significant threat to life and property,” the agency said in …

Severe Storms Threaten Much of the U.S., More Flight Delays Expected

Severe Storms Threaten Much of the U.S., More Flight Delays Expected

Just as much of the country was preparing to take a deep breath after storms that resulted in over 10,000 flight delays this past weekend, severe weather is predicted for many parts of the United States in the coming week.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in the Plains, Midwest, and South and some areas may see tornadoes.
As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, over 764 flights were delayed, and 179 cancelled, according …

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Multiple dangerous and severe storms throughout much of the United States led to massive flight delays and cancellations that continue into the workweek.
The weekend saw almost 11,000 flight delays and 1,005 cancellations and airlines have posted 731 delays and 268 cancellations as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to FlightStats, a company that monitors such information.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds, floods, hail, and even a few tornadoes moved across the United …